Menu

My Burncoose

Search

0

Basket

Due to a fallen tree last Friday we are still without telephones until probably Thursday. If you have any queries please email us. Orders are being despatched as normal. Thank you.

Pistacia - Growing Guide

Growing Pistacia

Commonly known as ‘Pistachio’

Pistacia are evergreen or deciduous trees grown for their attractive foliage rather than their flowers which are insignificant. It is the more tender P. vera from central Asia which produces the edible pistachio nuts.

P. lentiscus is a particularly fine foliage plant in the greenhouse or outdoors in the mildest areas. At Ventnor Botanic Gardens on the Isle of Wight it has grown into a small tree and self sows itself in the stony rockeries there. The leaves are pinnate with two to seven pairs of oblong leathery leaflets as you can see in these photographs. The reference books say the leaves are 4in long but, at Ventnor, they are larger in shelter. The Ventnor plants have evidence of old fruit clusters but we have never seen the spherical red fruits on our plants in Cornwall.

P. chinensis is a hardy deciduous tree growing up to 80ft in the wild. It has 9in long pinnate leaves with 10 to 12 leaflets. Like all pistachio species you do not usually get male and female flowers (and fruits) on the same tree. This is an attractive foliage tree with crimson autumn colours.

Pistacia will root from greenwood cuttings in late spring and early summer.

Pistacia  lentiscusclick for larger image
Pistacia lentiscus
Pistacia  lentiscusclick for larger image
Pistacia lentiscus
Pistacia  lentiscusclick for larger image
Pistacia lentiscus
Pistacia  lentiscusclick for larger image
Pistacia lentiscus
Pistacia  lentiscusclick for larger image
Pistacia lentiscus
Pistacia  lentiscusclick for larger image
Pistacia lentiscus

Plants


Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Order the 2019 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube

Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Fax: +44 (0) 1209 860011 Email: info@burncoose.co.uk
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2019      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.